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Yeti SB140 trail bike launched

Yeti SB140
All-new Yeti SB140 joins SB165 in the company's 27-inch range
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The past year has been a renaissance of sorts for Yeti Cycles. The Colorado-based company has subsequently overhauled its entire line-up with a new naming philosophy and streamlined its range which now comprises five models, including the new SB140.

Yeti SB140 Trail Bike jumping

The Yeti SB140's slacker kinematics and longer travel makes it ideal for gravity-focused riding

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Yeti now offers three 29-inch models, the SB100, SB130, and SB150, and two 27.5-inch options, the SB165 and SB140. The alpha-numeric coding nomenclature makes it easy to distinguish between each bike, SB denoting Super Bike followed by the amount of rear travel available ­­­— simple and effective.

As part of Yeti's 'Rip' category, the SB140 is a trail-focused bike designed around a 65-degree head tube angle, a 77-degree seat tube angle and a longer reach. In terms of personalisation, the SB140 is available in three colourways, turquoise, inferno and grey, as well as myriad build options.

Yeti SB140 trail bikes

As its name references, the SB140 has 140mm of rear travel

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Yeti offers three models of the SB140 in its highest-quality Turq carbon fibre specification. Each of which utilises the same suspension (Fox Factory Grip 2 36 fork and a Fox Factory DPX2 rear shock) and DT Swiss M1700 wheels but differ in terms of brake and drivetrain assembly. A SRAM AXS upgrade option is available on the T2 and T3 models.

Yeti SB140 frameset

The SB140 can also be purchased as a frameset for a more personalised build

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There are also two models available in C Series trim, the C1 and C2, both of which utilise heavier framesets but retain the same slackened kinematics. Fox suspension bits are standard here (Fox Performance 36 fork and a Fox Performance DPX2 rear shock), but the C2 gets an upgraded wheelset, brakes and drivetrain. 

For those who prefer a more tailored build, the SB140 can also be purchased as a frameset which comes in Turq guise complete with a Fox Factory DPX2 rear shock (US$3,499).

Yeti SB140 headset

The SB140's integrated headset allows for a lower overall stack height and cleaner carbon lay-up

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Specifications

All models feature:

  • 140 mm rear travel
  • Switch Infinity patented suspension system
  • Tyre clearance for 2.6"
  • Internal cable routing
  • Integrated headset
  • Short offset fork & 65 head angle
  • 77 Seat tube angle
  • Boost spacing
  • In frame water bottle
  • ISCG-05 chainguide 
  • Available in XS
  • Lifetime Warranty

Range and pricing:

  • Yeti SB140 T1 - £6,899 / US$6,899
  • Yeti SB140 T2 - £7,299 / US$7,399
  • Yeti SB140 T3 -  Pricing to be confirmed
  • Yeti SB140 C1 - £5,399 /US$5,399
  • Yeti SB140 C2 - Pricing to be confirmed
  • Yeti SB140 Turq frameset - £3,299 / US$3,499
Aaron hails from Cape Town, South Africa and as the former gear editor of Bicycling magazine and content manager of the Absa Cape Epic, has tons of experience writing about bikes. A competitive cyclist and Stravaholic, he’s twice ridden the Cape Epic and just completed the Haute Route Alps. When not riding, racing or testing bicycles in and around the UK's Surrey Hills where he now lives, he's writing about them for Cyclingnews and BikePerfect. Rides: Cannondale Supersix Evo Dura Ace Rim Cannondale Supersix Evo Disc Trek Procaliber 9.9 MTB